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    Police backtrack on wiretapping plan

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 04/09/2016

    » Police are backtracking over their proposal to allow the wiretapping of all criminal suspects without having to wait for court permission.

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    Global body blasts plastic surgery plans

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 06/11/2016

    » The largest global organisation of aesthetic plastic surgeons has condemned Thailand's medical council for approving a plan to certify short-term courses for aesthetic surgery, saying it would seriously compromise patient safety.

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    Professor death inquiry nearly over

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 04/12/2016

    » >> Hua Hin: Police plan to finish their investigation this week into the death of an American professor who had gone missing for a month in the beach resort town.

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    Photojournalist in the eye of the storm no more

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 09/10/2016

    » The horrible traffic jams, the disgusting air and the "sh*tty" place at Khao San Road were the reasons that German photojournalist Nick Nostitz hated Bangkok when he first arrived in 1989. Arriving as a backpacker carrying a surfboard, the 21-year-old wrote in his diary that "I will never come back to this awful place".

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    A complete waste

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 01/05/2016

    » When the Samart Corporation partnered in a lucrative deal to dispose of waste at Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006, questions were raised as to why a telecommunications company was awarded the contract. The 600 million baht agreement with the Airports of Thailand (AoT) called for the construction of two incinerators to handle all waste generated at the country's biggest airport.

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    Fresh push to outlaw asbestos

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 23/11/2014

    » The Industry Ministry will resubmit a proposal to the cabinet to ban the use and production of asbestos by 2020.

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    Flying high and falling fast

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 14/12/2014

    » At the age of 43, Thailand's youngest billionaire Nopporn Suppipat was flying high on the profits from one of the region's biggest wind power companies.

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    The price of PromptPay

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 08/01/2017

    » Manaschuen Kovapirat considers herself the average user when it comes to online banking transactions: on a monthly basis, she uses her bank's mobile application to transfer money to her mother and to donate money. She does online shopping and prefers to transfer money online for transactions less than 100,000 baht. On some occasions, when she's out with her friends and doesn't have enough cash, she pays them back via online banking.

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    An open road ahead

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 16/10/2016

    » The Department of Land Transport is getting used to visits from people looking to invest in a driving school. A decade ago, there was only one private driving school registered under the department. But that quickly changed last year when at least one person visited every week to ask about the qualifications needed to open a school. The department now answers similar queries on a daily basis.

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    Why GPs want to be a cut above the rest

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 25/09/2016

    » When a group of physicians urged the Thailand Medical Council late last year to approve short-term certificate training in facial plastic surgery, the move angered certified plastic surgeons. The surgeons, who had undergone specialised training for up to seven years, asked the council to temporarily set aside the plan.

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